MAB Kargo initiates CEIV pharma certification
May 22, 2018: MAB Kargo announced its initiative to obtain the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certificate with a signing ceremony with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The IATA CEIV Pharma is a standardized global certification programme that guides companies to comply with existing global pharmaceutical guidelines. At the signing ceremony, Mohd Zulkefly Ujang, chief operation officer signed for MABkargo while Conrad Clifford Asia Pacific regional vice president signed for IATA. The signing was witnessed by Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) chief executive officer Izham Ismail. The signing makes MABkargo the first airline and cargo terminal operator in Malaysia to embark on this certification process which will take six months to complete.
Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, acting chief executive officer, MABkargo said, “We see great potential in pursuing the certification. Moving temperature sensitive, high value pharmaceutical cargo can be challenging due to the multiple requirements and processes needed to cater for such shipment.Moving forward, with MABkargo’s dedicated cold chain handling services which is MH Centrigrade that is supplemented by a cargo partner, Envirotainer, MABkargo and its partners will go one step further by focusing on high quality service with an exphasis on excellence and safety.”
“The shipping of pharmaceutical products is the fastest growing segment in the air freight industry. Given the sensitive nature of the products, it is necessary to establish global time and temperature standards and best practices to ensure integrity of pharmaceutical products are not compromised when they are shipped by air,” said Clifford.